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Future Directions For Marine Invasions Research

  • Jeffrey A. Crooks
  • Gil Rilov
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 204)

The chapters in this book have synthesized some of the significant advances made related to patterns and processes of marine invasions. In so doing, they have also highlighted areas in which we need to learn more about the causes, consequences, and management of invasions. Below, we emphasize some specific points to consider as the field of marine invasion biology matures. For this, we draw upon specific points and general themes developed in the book, as well as suggestions presented in the rapidly expanding invasion science literature (e.g., Mooney and Hobbs 2000; Carlton 2001; Meliane and Hewitt 2005; Mooney et al. 2005; Simberloff et al. 2005). The suggestions made below are broken down by discipline, but, because of the very nature of invasion biology, many are in fact cross-cutting.

Keywords

Biological Invasion Ballast Water Invasive Alien Species Invasion Biology Conserv Biol 
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  • Jeffrey A. Crooks
    • Gil Rilov

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